Long Canyon Trail Improvement Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy)
Document Title
Long Canyon Trail Improvement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy
Present Land Use
See Sections 4.6 through 4.8 of the attached MND/IS for land use/zoning/General Plan Designations

Document Description
The Conservancy proposes to fund improvements to an existing National Park Service Trail Corridor that runs in a north-south direction in the western portion of Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP), and establish a new trailhead and parking area at each end of the trail on private lands just outside of JTNP. The recreational trail would be 9.1 miles long, the majority of which is within JTNP. The Project is a joint venture among the Conservancy, the Friends of the Desert Mountains, JTNP, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, the Palm Springs-South Coast Office of the Bureau of Land Management, and the City of Desert Hot Springs. See Section 4 of the attached MND/IS for a detailed project description.

Contact Information
Jim Karpiak
Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy
73-710 Fred Waring Dr., Suite 112
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone : (760) 776-5026


Desert Hot Springs Yucca Valley
Riverside San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Various ; see attached MND/IS for detailed project location information

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (Trail, Trailhead Facilities)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Department of Water Resources California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 Colorado River Board Department of General Services Office of Historic Preservation


Environmental Document
Long Canyon IS_MND_REV 2_FINAL_September_2019   PDF 6722 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 178 K
NOC   PDF 1414 K

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